High winds have kept us from any saltwater trips recently. I have received a report or two from a few “die hard anglers”.
For the most part, the fishing was slow. A Redfish here and there.
On the other hand, several huge Black Drum,, between 30 and 80 lbs., were taken around the mouth of the Withalacoochee River entrance, on cut mullett.
Also on Monday (9/8), Doug Bruce of Ocala reported a large school of these bruisers tailing around the shallow oyster bars in the Withalacoochee reefs area. He claimed they threw everything but the kitchen sink at them, but they just wouldn’t bite.
High water temps, flat tides, and wind ruled the region this week, but I expect the upcoming full moon, extreme tides, and a favorable weather forecast to get those big reds schooled up ready for the taking.
Think we will be Drum fishing next week.
As a guide it’s a good idea to have a plan, but just as important to be able to adapt
Friday morning case in point.
I didn’t think I had enough water to fish for Reds, but on my way out the river, some of my tide level gauges(shell bars and channel markers) said yes I did. So we went redfishing on an outgoing tide?for 2 hours. Our efforts were rewarded with 4 nice Reds to 24 inches on 3″ Gulp shrimp installed on Assassin 1/16 oz jigheads.
Keeper Trout were very difficult this day.? Redfish saved the day to delight of my party, it’s what they wanted to do anyway, on their way to G’ville for Florida v. Miami.
Pv.19:21 “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s? purpose that prevails.”